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[Diagnosis] New CPAP user looking for support and guidance! THANKS!
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By the way, can anyone tell me if my flow limitation is okay?
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(02-14-2013, 10:56 PM)wasserware Wrote: By the way, can anyone tell me if my flow limitation is okay?

Hi wasserware,

The flow limitation (and how you feel) might be improved by reducing or turning off EPR. Have you tried that?

Take care,
---- Vaughn
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(02-14-2013, 10:56 PM)wasserware Wrote: By the way, can anyone tell me if my flow limitation is okay?
I say its okay. you,re not going to get a perfect line or shape all night, bound to be some variations

flow limitation is a measure of partial upper airways obstructions
SleepHead calculate the total numbers of FL events per night divided by hours of use
ResScan goes by shape. a flat shape (top) suggest upper airways obstructions and mountain shape (bottom) is good







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I think that months or years of bad sleep because of sleep apnea can take weeks or months to resolve, just like you said. There is often a sleep debt that comes due. You have to pay back all those nights of apnea interrupted sleep. For a while you may not feel refreshed after your usual sleep period. I am one of those who took a while to feel better. My apnea worsened after starting therapy and I took Nuvigil or Provigil for years for excessive daytime sleepiness. They are called wakefullness drugs and help with sleepiness, but don't give you energy or a sense of wellbeing like other CNS stimulants.
Good luck,
Mary
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